Warren Co. Prosecutor: Oppose the parole convicted murderer

Published: Sep. 13, 2011 at 9:29 PM EDT
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Gary Steven Heath (Source: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction)
Gary Steven Heath (Source: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction)

WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - The Warren County Prosecutor's Office has been notified that Gary Steven Heath, Inmate No. A317-727, will be considered for Parole in October, 2011.

Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell urges the public to oppose Heath's release on parole and to submit their Objections to the Parole Commission.

Heath is currently confined as result of his convictions in both Hamilton County and Warren County. In 1994, he was convicted of Aggravated Burglary, Attempted Murder, Burglary and Felonious Assault in Hamilton County and received consecutive sentences totaling approximately 28 to 65 years, plus a three-year gun specification.

In 1996 Heath was convicted of Murder in Warren County, and was sentenced to serve 15 years to life in prison, consecutive to the sentences imposed in Hamilton County.

In a span of less than 10 years, Heath killed one female victim and nearly killed another. In both instances, Heath had been in a relationship with the victim.

Heath was also convicted of Breaking & Entering in 1979 and Receiving Stolen Property in 1982. In both cases, it appears Heath was paroled from prison, violated his parole, and was returned to prison.

The Warren County Prosecutor's Office is strongly opposed to Heath's release on parole at this time or at any time in the foreseeable future. Heath's release from prison, after he has served only 16 years of his combined sentences, will demean the seriousness of his offenses and will not adequately punish him for the violent crimes he committed.

If you wish to provide input to the Ohio Parole Board, you may send your comments to:

Cynthia Mausser
Parole Board Chair
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43222

You should include the name of the Inmate, GARY STEVEN HEATH, and his Inmate Number, A317727, in your correspondence.

Alternatively, you may submit your input through the Warren County Prosecutor's Website, under the Parole Watch section or contact the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction, on-line at

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